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Samuel Jones

Postdoc (Director's Fellow)

Computational Stellar Astrophysics

Samuel Jones

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690, Room 119
Mail Stop: B214
Phone: (505) 657-2329
Fax: (505) 665-2659
home page

 Educational Background/Employment:
  • B.Sc. (2010) Astrophysics with Music Technology, Keele University, UK
  • Ph.D. (2014) Physics, Keele University, UK
  • Employment:
    • 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
    • 2015-2017 Humboldt Fellow, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
    • 2017- Director's Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Research Interests:

  • Evolution and explosion of stars
  • Convection, turbulence and convective boundary mixing in stars
  • Quiescent and explosive nucleosynthesis and nuclear reaction networks
  • Multidimensional hydrodynamics
  • Scientific code development and parallel computing
  • Computational methods and code optimization

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. Edelmann, P. V. F., F. K. Röpke, R. Hirschi, C. Georgy, & S. Jones Testing a one-dimensional prescription of dynamical shear mixing with a two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation, Astronomy and Astrophysics 12, A25 (2017).
  2. Jones, S., R. Andrassy, S. Sandalski, A. Davis, P. Woodward, & F. Herwig Idealized hydrodynamic simulations of turbulent oxygen-burning shell convection in 4π geometry, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 12, 2991 (2017).
  3. Denissenkov, P. A., F. Herwig, U. Battino, C. Ritter, M. Pignatari, S. Jones, & B. Paxton i-process Nucleosynthesis and Mass Retention Efficiency in He-shell Flash Evolution of Rapidly Accreting White Dwarfs, The Astrophysical Journal 12, L10 (2017).
  4. Jones, S., F. K. Röpke, R. Pakmor, I. R. Seitenzahl, S. T. Ohlmann, & P. V. F. Edelmann Do electron-capture supernovae make neutron stars?. First multidimensional hydrodynamic simulations of the oxygen deflagration, Astronomy and Astrophysics 12, A72 (2016).
  5. Pignatari, M., F. Herwig, R. Hirschi, M. Bennett, G. Rockefeller, C. Fryer, F. X. Timmes, C. Ritter, A. Heger, S. Jones, U. Battino, A. Dotter, R. Trappitsch, S. Diehl, U. Frischknecht, A. Hungerford, G. Magkotsios, C. Travaglio, & P. Young NuGrid Stellar Data Set. I.Stellar Yields from H to Bi for Stars with Metallicities Z = 0.02 and Z = 0.01, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 12, 24 (2016).
  6. Côté, B., C. Ritter, B. W. O'Shea, F. Herwig, M. Pignatari, S. Jones, & C. L. Fryer Uncertainties in Galactic Chemical Evolution Models, The Astrophysical Journal 12, 82 (2016).
  7. Jones, S., C. Ritter, F. Herwig, C. Fryer, M. Pignatari, M. G. Bertolli, & B. Paxton H ingestion into He-burning convection zones in super-AGB stellar models as a potential site for intermediate neutron-density nucleosynthesis, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 12, 3848 (2016).
  8. Jones, S., R. Hirschi, M. Pignatari, A. Heger, C. Georgy, N. Nishimura, C. Fryer, & F. Herwig Code dependencies of pre-supernova evolution and nucleosynthesis in massive stars: evolution to the end of core helium burning, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 12, 3115 (2015).
  9. Jones, S., R. Hirschi, & K. Nomoto The Final Fate of Stars that Ignite Neon and Oxygen Off-center: Electron Capture or Iron Core-collapse Supernova?, The Astrophysical Journal 12, 83 (2014).
  10. Jones, S., R. Hirschi, K. Nomoto, T. Fischer, F. X. Timmes, F. Herwig, B. Paxton, H. Toki, T. Suzuki, G. Martínez-Pinedo, Y. H. Lam, & M. G. Bertolli Advanced Burning Stages and Fate of 8-10 Solar-mass Stars, The Astrophysical Journal 12, 150 (2013).
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